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Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act (S.C. 1987, c. 3)

Act current to 2022-11-16 and last amended on 2022-07-30. Previous Versions

PART IJoint Management (continued)

Administration (continued)

Marginal note:Auditor

 The Board shall appoint an auditor, for such term as is set by the Board, for the purposes of auditing the financial statements of the Board.

Marginal note:Audit and evaluation committee

  •  (1) The Board shall appoint an audit and evaluation committee consisting of not fewer than three members of the Board and fix the duties and functions of the committee and may, by by-law, provide for the payment of expenses to the members of the committee.

  • Marginal note:Internal audit

    (2) In addition to any other duties and functions that it is required to perform, the audit and evaluation committee shall cause internal audits to be conducted to ensure that the officers and employees of the Board act in accordance with management systems and controls established by the Board.

  • 2014, c. 13, s. 9

Marginal note:Budget

  •  (1) The Chief Executive Officer shall, in respect of each fiscal year, prepare a budget for the Board sufficient to permit the Board to properly exercise its powers and perform its duties and functions.

  • Marginal note:Submission to governments

    (2) Following approval of the budget by the Board, the budget shall be submitted to the Federal Minister and the Provincial Minister, at such time as may be specified by each Minister, for their consideration and approval.

  • Marginal note:Revised budget

    (3) Where it appears that the actual aggregate of the expenditures of the Board in respect of any fiscal year is likely to be substantially greater or less than that estimated in its budget in respect of that fiscal year, the Board shall submit to both Ministers for their consideration and approval a revised budget in respect of that fiscal year containing such particulars as may be requested by either Minister.

  • Marginal note:Payment of operating costs

    (4) The Government of Canada shall pay one-half of the aggregate of the expenditures set out in the budget or revised budget, where applicable, submitted and approved pursuant to this section in respect of each fiscal year.

  • Marginal note:Appropriation

    (5) Subject to any other Act of Parliament that appropriates moneys for the payment required by subsection (4), the sums required for such payment shall be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund from time to time as required.

Marginal note:Access to books and accounts

 Subject to subsection 18(2), both the Federal Minister and the Provincial Minister are entitled to have access to the books and accounts of the Board.

Marginal note:Annual report

  •  (1) The Board shall, in respect of each fiscal year, prepare a report and submit it to the Federal Minister and the Provincial Minister not later than ninety days after the expiration of that fiscal year.

  • Marginal note:Contents of report

    (2) Each annual report submitted under subsection (1) shall contain an audited financial statement and a description of the activities of the Board, including those relating to occupational health and safety, during the fiscal year covered by the report.

  • Marginal note:Tabling of report

    (3) The Federal Minister shall cause the annual report referred to in this section

    • (a) to be laid before each House of Parliament on any of the first fifteen days on which that House is sitting after the day the report is submitted to the Federal Minister; or

    • (b) where it is not possible to cause the report to be laid pursuant to paragraph (a) within thirty days after the day the report is submitted to the Federal Minister, to be published within that thirty day period.

  • 1987, c. 3, s. 29
  • 2014, c. 13, s. 10

Cost Recovery

Marginal note:Regulations respecting fees, etc.

  •  (1) Subject to section 7, the Governor in Council may make regulations

    • (a) respecting the fees or charges, or the method of calculating the fees or charges, to be paid for the provision, by the Board, of a service or product under this Act;

    • (b) respecting the fees or charges, or the method of calculating the fees or charges, in respect of any of the Board’s activities under this Act or under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, that are to be paid by

      • (i) a person who makes an application for an authorization under paragraph 138(1)(b) or an application under subsection 139(2), or

      • (ii) the holder of an operating licence issued under paragraph 138(1)(a) or an authorization issued under paragraph 138(1)(b); and

    • (c) respecting the refund of all or part of any fee or charge referred to in paragraph (a) or (b), or the method of calculating that refund.

  • Marginal note:Amounts not to exceed cost

    (2) The amounts of the fees or charges referred to in paragraph (1)(a) shall not exceed the cost of providing the services or products.

  • Marginal note:Amounts not to exceed cost

    (3) The amounts of the fees or charges referred to in paragraph (1)(b) shall not exceed the cost of the Board’s activities under this Act or under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.

  • 2015, c. 4, s. 39

Marginal note:Non-application of Service Fees Act

 The Service Fees Act does not apply to any fees or charges payable in accordance with regulations made under section 29.1.

  • 2015, c. 4, s. 39
  • 2017, c. 20, s. 454

Marginal note:Remittance of fees and charges: shared

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), one half of the amounts of the fees and charges obtained in accordance with regulations made under section 29.1 shall be paid to the credit of the Receiver General and the other half shall be paid to the credit of Her Majesty in right of the Province, in the time and manner prescribed under those regulations.

  • Marginal note:Remittance of fees and charges to the Province

    (2) If the fees and charges referred to in subsection (1) are related to the powers, duties or functions of the Board for the administration of the pricing mechanisms for greenhouse gas emissions referred to in subsection 164.3(1), they shall be paid in their entirety to the credit of Her Majesty in right of the Province.

Decisions in Relation to Offshore Management

Marginal note:Board’s decisions final

 Subject to this Act, the exercise of a power or the performance of a duty by the Board pursuant to this Act is final and not subject to the review or approval of either government or either Minister.

Marginal note:Notice of fundamental decisions

  •  (1) Where a fundamental decision is made by the Board, the Board shall, forthwith after making the decision, give written notice of that decision to the Federal Minister and the Provincial Minister.

  • Marginal note:Advice by Ministers to Board

    (2) Within thirty days after receipt of a notice of a fundamental decision pursuant to subsection (1), the Federal Minister and the Provincial Minister shall each advise, in writing, the Board and each other whether that Minister approves or disapproves that decision and where the Board does not receive the advice within those thirty days, the Board shall be deemed, for the purposes of section 32, to be advised, in writing, on the expiration of that period, of the approval of that decision by that Minister.

Marginal note:Conditions for implementation of fundamental decision

  •  (1) A fundamental decision shall not be implemented unless the Board is advised, in writing, that

    • (a) both the Federal Minister and the Provincial Minister approve that decision; or

    • (b) in any other case, the Minister having authority in relation to that decision, as determined under section 34, approves that decision and, where the other Minister has exercised the power to suspend the approval of that decision pursuant to section 39,

      • (i) the period of suspension referred to in that section has expired, or

      • (ii) agreement is reached between both Ministers to approve that decision,

      whichever occurs first.

  • Marginal note:Compliance with advice or governments

    (2) Where the conditions referred to in subsection (1) have been satisfied in respect of a fundamental decision, that decision shall be implemented forthwith by the Board.

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this section and sections 34 to 37,

security of supply

security of supply, in respect of any period, means the anticipation of self-sufficiency during each of the five calendar years in that period, taking into account the aggregate of anticipated additions to producing capacity and anticipated adjustments to refining capacity; (sécurité des approvisionnements)

self-sufficiency

self-sufficiency means a volume of suitable crude oil and equivalent substances available from domestic Canadian hydrocarbon producing capacity that is adequate to supply the total feedstock requirements of Canadian refineries necessary to satisfy the total refined product requirements of Canada, excluding those feedstock requirements necessary to produce specialty refined products; (autosuffisance)

suitable crude oil and equivalent substances

suitable crude oil and equivalent substances means those substances that are appropriate for processing in Canadian refineries and that are potentially deliverable to Canadian refineries. (pétrole brut et substances assimilées acceptables)

Marginal note:Role of Ministers prior to self-sufficiency and security of supply

  •  (1) Where, in respect of any period referred to in subsection 35(2) or (3), a determination is made that self-sufficiency and security of supply do not exist, the Federal Minister has authority in relation to any fundamental decision, other than a fundamental decision referred to in subsection (2), made during that period.

  • Marginal note:Development plan approval

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), the Provincial Minister has authority in relation to a fundamental decision referred to in paragraph 139(4)(a).

  • Marginal note:Federal Minister’s power to override development plan approval

    (3) Where the approval or disapproval by the Provincial Minister of a fundamental decision referred to in paragraph 139(4)(a) would unreasonably delay the attainment of self-sufficiency or security of supply, the Federal Minister may substitute therefor the approval or disapproval, as the case may be, of the Federal Minister, and where the Federal Minister does so, that Minister shall, for the purposes of this Act, be considered to have authority in relation to that fundamental decision.

  • Marginal note:Role of Ministers after self-sufficiency and security of supply

    (4) Where, in respect of any period referred to in subsection 35(3), a determination is made that self-sufficiency and security of supply exist, the Provincial Minister has authority in relation to any fundamental decision made during that period.

Marginal note:Determination binding

  •  (1) For the purposes of this Act, where a determination referred to in subsection 34(1) or (4) is made by both governments or by a panel pursuant to section 36 or 37 or is deemed to have been made pursuant to subsection (2), it is final and binding for the duration of the period in respect of which it is made.

  • Marginal note:Initial period

    (2) For the purposes of section 34, the first period shall commence on January 1, 1986 and terminate on December 31, 1990 and, in respect of that period, a determination shall be deemed to have been made, for all purposes of this Act, that self-sufficiency and security of supply do not exist.

  • Marginal note:Subsequent periods

    (3) For the purposes of section 34, each period following the period referred to in subsection (2) shall commence on the expiration of the period immediately preceding that period and shall be for a duration of five successive calendar years.

Marginal note:Where no agreement on determinations re self-sufficiency

  •  (1) Consultation between the two governments with respect to the making of a determination referred to in subsection 34(1) or (4) shall be deemed to commence one year prior to the expiration of every period in respect of which such a determination is made.

  • Marginal note:Appointment of panel members

    (2) Where the two governments fail to agree on a determination referred to in subsection (1) within three months after the commencement of consultation between the governments, the determination shall be made by a panel consisting of three members, constituted in accordance with subsections 12(3) and (4), within sixty days after the appointment of the chairperson of the panel unless, at any time prior thereto, the two governments agree on the determination.

  • 1987, c. 3, s. 36
  • 2014, c. 13, s. 52(E)

Marginal note:Determination of unreasonable delay

  •  (1) Where, within sixty days after an approval or disapproval by the Provincial Minister pursuant to subsection 34(2), the two governments fail to agree whether the approval or disapproval would unreasonably delay the attainment of self-sufficiency or security of supply, that determination shall be made by a panel consisting of three members constituted in accordance with subsection (2), within forty-five days after the appointment of the chairperson of the panel.

  • Marginal note:Constitution of panel

    (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), one member of the panel shall be appointed by each government within thirty days after the sixty days referred to in subsection (1) and the chairperson of the panel shall be appointed in accordance with subsection 12(4) and for that purpose, subsection 12(4) applies, with such modifications as the circumstances require.

  • 1987, c. 3, s. 37
  • 2014, c. 13, s. 52(E)

Marginal note:Determination not subject to review

 Where a determination referred to in section 36 or 37 is made by a panel pursuant to that section, that determination is not subject to be reviewed or set aside by any government, court or other body.

Marginal note:Suspensive vetoes

  •  (1) The Minister who does not have authority in relation to a fundamental decision, as determined under section 34, may, on giving written notice to the Board and the Minister who has such authority, suspend, during a period of ninety days, the approval of the fundamental decision by the Minister who has that authority.

  • Marginal note:Commencement of period

    (2) The period of ninety days referred to in subsection (1) commences on the day the Board is advised, in accordance with subsection 31(2), of the approval of the fundamental decision by the Minister having authority in relation to the fundamental decision.

Marginal note:Supply shortfall

  •  (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, in the event of a sudden domestic or import supply shortfall of suitable crude oil and equivalent substances, the Board shall, on request by the Federal Minister, cause production of suitable crude oil and equivalent substances to be increased, consistent with good oil field practice.

  • Marginal note:Canada’s obligations under IEA

    (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, where the Government of Canada has obligations with respect to the allocation of petroleum pursuant to the Agreement On An International Energy Program dated November 18, 1974, the Board shall, where directed to do so by the Federal Minister and during the period that those obligations continue, take such measures as are necessary to comply with those obligations and as are fair and equitable in relation to other hydrocarbon producing regions of Canada.

 
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